Nurturing the Nurturer: Essential Self-Care Tips for New Mums

Becoming a new mum is transformative and wow what a journey it is. However, it is not without large-scale challenges and adjustments.

Amidst the joy and demands of caring for your newborn, it's crucial not to neglect your own well-being. Self-care for new mums is not a luxury; it's a necessity to ensure you have the physical and emotional strength to provide the best care for your little one. In this blog, we'll explore essential self-care tips to help new mums prioritise their wellbeing and find balance amidst the new responsibilities. It is a bit like putting your own oxygen mask on first before you help others with theirs. If you have no oxygen, you cannot be the mum you want to be. 

  1. Prioritise Rest and Sleep:

    This may seem both basic and also wishful thinking but it is so true. Sleep deprivation is common for new mums, but it's essential to prioritise rest whenever possible. Whenever your baby naps, try to take a short nap as well. When my babies were little, I remember going to bed after my baby’s last feed of the day and getting in a good 4 hours before midnight because I craved a chunk of sleep rather than 6 hours broken into 3 short stints! Whatever it takes in those earlier months to gain some rest.  Check out our relaxing candles that are toxic-free and beautiful and perfect for new mums. 
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  2. Nourish Your Body with Healthy Food:

    Eating well-balanced meals is crucial for your physical and mental well-being. Aim to include nutritious foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins. Don't forget to drink plenty of water throughout the day and have extra water to hand during breastfeeding as you become instantly thirsty.

  3. Accept Help:

    As a new mum, it's okay to ask for help and accept it when offered. Delegate household chores and errands to family members or hire a babysitter occasionally to give yourself some time for self-care.

  4. Make Time for Relaxation:

    Find small moments to unwind and relax. Whether it's reading a book, taking a warm bath, or practicing deep breathing exercises, these moments of relaxation can help you recharge and reduce stress. Check out our in home manicure and pedicures for new mums. 
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  5. Engage in Gentle Exercise:

    Consult with your healthcare provider and start incorporating gentle exercises like postnatal yoga or walks. Exercise not only benefits your physical health but also boosts your mood and helps alleviate stress. Explore HIIT training once fully recovered as it is high intensity but short bursts of time so easy to fit in within a short daytime baby nap. As always, listen to your body - does your body need yoga or cardio?

  6. Connect with Other Mums:

    Joining a new mums' support group or attending mum-and-baby classes can be beneficial for your emotional wellbeing. Connecting with other mums who are going through similar experiences can prove to provide deeply connected friendships that last a lifetime. 

  7. Don't Compare Yourself to Others:

    Remember that every mother's journey is unique.

  8. Seek Professional Support if Needed:

    If you find yourself struggling with postpartum emotions or feel overwhelmed, don't hesitate to seek professional support. 

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  10. Celebrate Your Achievements:

    Taking care of you allows you to take the best care of your little ones, so prioritise you.